Victory Gardens Theater's Crip Slam Presents THE GIMP PARADE 3/21
This spring, Crip Slam will feature video excerpts from Mickee Faust's The Gimp Parade. Following will be an interactive discussion with Carrie Sandahl, one of the Gimp Parade's original creators, about these wild pieces and the importance of humor and satire in disability culture.
Carrie Sandahl is a current professor in the Department of Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Illinois Chicago and has been involved with The Mickee Faust Club, a disabled performance group founded by fellow Crip Slam guest Terry Galloway.
The Gimp Parade will be presented Sunday, March 21st from 7:30-9:30pm at the Victory Gardens Theater. Tickets are $10. Accessible for people with vision, hearing or mobility disabilities. For more information visit http://victorygardens.org/.
Founded in 1974, Victory Gardens Theater is a seminal institution within the Chicago Theater Movement of the 1970s and 1980s, dedicated by mission to serving playwrights and producing world premiere plays. Having just surpassed our 30th season as one of the country's most respected mid-sized professional theater companies, Victory Gardens Theater is the recipient of the prestigious 2001 Tony Award for Best Regional Theater and was recently heralded by The New York Times for its role in helping to position Chicago as a city "with a theater scene as vibrant as New York's" (May, 2003). With the receipt of the 2001 Regional Theater Tony Award, the American Theater Critics Association and The Tony Committee recognized Victory Gardens for its 28 years of excellence and for its "continuous level of artistic achievement contributing to the growth of theater nationally." Victory Gardens Theater is partially supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; and a CityArts Program 3 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.